Daily Archives: January 14, 2022

Gabon 1-1 Ghana: Jim Allevinah’s equalizer gives the Panthers a point after the Black Stars frustrate them. Ghana is one mistake away from exiting the Africa Cup of Nations group stage after being held to a 1-1 draw by Gabon thanks to a late equalizer from Jim Allevinah. Despite leading for the majority of the game thanks to Andre Ayew’s opener, the Black Stars were defeated 1-0 by Morocco in their first match of the AFCON group stage on Monday. Ayew picked up Thomas Partey’s fierce pass around 30 yards from goal in the first half, spun his man with…

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The Portland Timbers signed midfielder Diego Chara to a three-year extension through the 2024 season, the team announced Friday.The 35-year-old team captain is entering his 12th season with Portland. He is the team’s all-time leader with 310 matches played.Chara made (dollar)650,000 in base salary last season when he helped the Timbers reach the MLS Cup before they fell to New York City FC.”We are delighted to extend Diego’s contract and look forward to many more years of his quality performances that we have become so accustomed to,” Timbers general manager and president of soccer Gavin Wilkinson said in a news…

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Not only do NFL fans get three night games to savor during wild-card weekend, but they also can revel in the rivalries.AFC East foes New England and Buffalo, who split victories on the road during the season. NFC West opponents Arizona and the Los Angeles Rams, who also went 1-1 against each other.Plus San Francisco and Dallas rekindling one of the great postseason series of bygone days, particularly in the 1980s and ’90s.”I´m damn fired up, man,” Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said. “Are you kidding me? The early ’90s Dallas-Niners, some of the championship games, for me, coming up…

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By Scott DiSavinoJan 14 (Reuters) – U.S. energy firms this week added the most oil and natural gas rigs in a week since April as rising oil prices prompt more drillers to return to the wellpad.The oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output, rose 13 to 601 in the week to Jan. 14, its highest since April 2020, energy services firm Baker Hughes Co said in its closely followed report on Friday. andamp;lt;RIG-USA-BHIandgt; andamp;lt;RIG-OL-USA-BHIandgt; andamp;lt;RIG-GS-USA-BHIandgt;The total count was up 228, or 61percent, over this time last year.U.S. oil rigs rose 11 to 492 this week, their…

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By Padraic HalpinDUBLIN, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Thousands fell silent at candlelit vigils in towns and cities across Ireland on Friday in memory of a young jogger killed in broad daylight, in what campaigners called a “watershed moment” in the call to end violence against women.Ashling Murphy was killed in her native Tullamore in the Irish midlands on Wednesday while exercising on a popular canal walkway. Police say the attack on the 23-year-old teacher was likely random and that the perpetrator is still at large.The murder has shocked the country and around 100 vigils were organised the length and breadth…

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ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Biden administration is moving to tighten oversight of projects that benefitted from Trump-era loosened water protections, but some projects including a controversial Georgia mine will likely be able to escape new scrutiny.It´s the latest twist in a long-running dispute over the scope of the Clean Water Act, with each new administration aiming to shift which waterways require federal protections. The new guidance aims to diminish the impact of Trump-era environmental rollbacks, which included eliminating federal protections for numerous small streams, wetlands and other waterways.In a recently posted policy, the Biden administration said many developers would…

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“BRIGHTSIDE,” The Lumineers (Dualtone Records)It will be hard for The Lumineers to top their immersive 2019 masterpiece “III” – a three-part concept album and accompanying short film exploring the cycle of addiction through generations. So, they didn´t try to.Instead, the Denver band, consisting of founding members and songwriters Wesley Shultz and Jeremiah Fraites, went in a different direction entirely on their fourth LP, “BRIGHTSIDE.”If their last album was lightning in a bottle, this album is a drop of concentrate – it is shorter (nine tracks), with quiet moments that are quieter, loud moments that are louder and a sense of…

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Casey Batchelor flaunts her amazing figure in a black gown. Casey Batchelor flaunted her incredible figure in a black swimsuit on Instagram on Friday after returning from a trip to Dubai. The model, 37, looked stunning as she posed on her hotel balcony in plunging swimwear that showed off every inch of her incredible frame. She is on vacation with her daughters Florence, three, Sadie, 21 months, and Daisy, seven months. ‘Three children abroad is hectic, I repeat….hectic!’ the beauty wrote, revealing that the vacation wasn’t as ‘calm’ as it appeared. Casey wore her long brunette locks in loose curls…

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When asked about Prince Andrew, Prince Charles ignores the question. Prince Charles brushed aside questions about his exiled brother Andrew today, despite claims that he played a role in stripping him of his HRH and military titles. The Prince of Wales has refused to comment on the Windsor family’s crisis, which has been sparked by the Duke of York’s friendship with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein and allegations that he had sex with one of his’slaves.’ While visiting the Haddo Country Park in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, the heir to the throne, known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, was questioned…

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Jan 14 (Reuters) – Liverpool are missing Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, on Africa Cup of Nations duty, but a goalless draw against 10-man Arsenal on Thursday cannot be blamed on their absence, according to manager Juergen Klopp.Liverpool were frustrated in the League Cup semi-final first leg at Anfield with the Reds blocked by a determined Arsenal defensive display after Granit Xhaka was sent off in the 24th minute.Egypt forward Salah is the Premier League’s top scorer with 16 goals while Senegal’s Mane has contributed eight to Liverpool’s tally.”The situation is clear. They are not here and they are world…

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